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Move to End Centuries-Old Anglican-Methodist Rift

Discussion in 'Other Christian Denominations' started by Jerome, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. Jerome

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    thetablet.co.uk/news/8434/church-of-england-to-consider-communion-with-methodists

    "Officials at this year’s synod will debate whether to bring the Church of England and Methodist Church into 'communion' with one another."

    "The two churches have been separate denominations since the 18th century, when disagreements over the status of travelling preachers and the administration of sacraments led to the Methodists breaking away from Anglicanism."
     
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    In other words they have both been losing so many members something has to be done to keep the pews filled.
     
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    Yessss
     
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    Both ultra liberal denominations are about right for each other.
     
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    Since both church bodies essentially already practice 'open communion', I doubt this will make much difference. Anglicans also will have to ignore Methodists 'symbolic' view of Holy Communion and throw out Article 18 of the 39 Articles.

    Article XXVIII. Of the Lord's Supper The Supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another, but rather it is a Sacrament of our Redemption by Christ's death: insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith, receive the same, the Bread which we break is a partaking of the Body of Christ; and likewise the Cup of Blessing is a partaking of the Blood of Christ.

    The Christology in both of these church bodies has changed to the point that The Articles of Religion are mostly just considered 'Historical Documents' anyway.
     
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    Whenever the rift is merely "policies and procedures" then it should be healed over time.
     
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    ok so then there is 'substance' to the rift.

    But if the body politic is not bible-aware maybe they don't actually understand the substance in the gap at this point


    There you have it... however I think the Methodist did not used to be ultra-liberal
     
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